Isabel Stassi got her start in gymnastics at the age of six. She quickly progressed and began competing at age seven as a level 3 in December 2015 with Five-Star Gymnastics. At her first meet, Isabel won the vault title and placed third all around. Isabel’s best meet of the season was at the Luau In Leos Invite where she won the beam title with a 9.700 and the all around with a 38.075. At the Ohio State Championships, Isabel placed second on bars and third on vault. During the summer of 2016, Isabel participated in TOPs. Isabel made it to National Testing and from there, she made the TOPs National B Team.
Following her 2015-2016 season, Isabel skipped level 4 and competed just one meet of level 5 in 2017. At her first and last level 5 meet, Isabel won the bars, floor, and all around titles. Throughout the rest of the season, Isabel competed level 6 and had her best showing at the Arnold Gymnastics Challenge where she won the bars, floor, and all around titles. Isabel finished up her season at state where she placed second on beam and sixth all around. Isabel participated in TOPs for a second year in 2017 and went on to make the TOPs National A Team.
During the 2017-2018 season, Isabel competed level 8 and Hopes. At her first level 8 meet of the season, The Cowtown Classic, Isabel won the all around title. In early March, Isabel competed in the KPAC Cup Elite Compulsory Qualifier and earned her Hopes 10-11 compulsory score. One week later, Isabel competed at the Ohio State Championships where she won the bars and all around titles. From state, Isabel qualified to the Region 5 Championships where she had a great meet and placed fifth all around with a 38.025. In June, Isabel competed in the Brestyan’s National Elite Qualifier. Isabel just missed her optional score, but had a great meet for it being her first year of Hopes and her first National Qualifier.
Isabel began her 2018-2019 season at the Parkettes Elite Compulsory qualifier in December where she earned her Hopes 10-11 compulsory score. Two weeks later, Isabel competed level 9 at the Ron Ganim Legends Invitational, winning the beam title and taking third all around. In January, Isabel competed her first level 10 meet at the X-Treme Challenge. Five weeks later, Isabel competed in the Biles National Elite Qualifier and earned her Hopes 10-11 optional score, qualifying Hopes and to the Hopes Classic.
Currently, Isabel trains 32 hours per week under coach Stephen Darrigo at Five Star Gymnastics in Ohio. The plan for Isabel for the 2019 season is for her to test out of level 9 and compete 10. In the future, Isabel’s goal is to qualify elite and earn a scholarship to a Division 1 school for gymnastics.